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Recent Press Releases

Downtown Chicago Hotel Workers Begin Strike

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 7, 2018  CONTACT: Sarah Lyons (312) 385-0603 slyons@unitehere1.org Elliott Mallen (312) 656-5807 emallen@unitehere1.org Downtown Chicago Hotel Workers Begin Strike CHICAGO, IL – Thousands of Chicago hotel housekeepers, servers, cooks and doormen have stopped working and are on strike. Hotel workers are striking for year-round health care. “Hotels may slow down in […]

UNITE HERE Local 1 Rings In a New Day for Chicago Hotel Workers As City’s Landmark “Hands Off Pants On” Law Takes Full Effect

UNITE HERE Local 1 Rings In a New Day for Chicago Hotel Workers As City’s Landmark “Hands Off Pants On” Law Takes Full Effect For Immediate Release Media Contacts: Sarah Lyons slyons@unitehere.org (312) 385-0603   City officials and labor leaders join Chicago hotel workers to mark the day by which Chicago hotels must provide panic […]

HMSHost and UNITE HERE Local 1 Reach Contract Agreement at O’Hare

HMSHost and UNITE HERE Local 1 Reach Contract Agreement at O’Hare For Immediate Release Media contacts:  UNITE HERE Local 1:                        HMSHost: Noah Carson-Nelson                        Eric Herman ncarsonnelson@unitehere1.org        eherman@kivvit.com CHICAGO, IL — UNITE […]

Constitutionality of Chicago Airport Security Rules Called Into Question Following Overreach by Department of Aviation

UNITE HERE Local 1 Member Files Challenge to Citation by CDA & CPD For Release January 19, 2018 Media Contact: Noah Carson-Nelson ncarsonnelson@unitehere1.org CHICAGO, IL – On Thursday, January 18, UNITE HERE Local 1 member Justice Castillo, by attorneys Tom Durkin and Robin Waters of Durkin & Roberts, filed a motion to challenge a citation […]

National Labor Relations Board charges Hyatt Regency Chicago over video surveillance practices

Chicago’s largest hotel refuses to disclose information on its technologies used to track workers and guests CHICAGO, IL – The National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against the Hyatt Regency Chicago this week for refusing to disclose information on its surveillance system. Hotel union UNITE HERE Local 1 requested this information in 2017 to […]